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virginia at a little bit. it is not by any stroke of luck virginia is getting as much presidential attention as it is. just look at the floor at the convention. only the home state of the president, vice president, colorado and other key states are between the virginia delegation and the podium. that is by design. why? look at the newest poll numbers that show the president up by a razor sent 0.6%. -- razor-thin 0.6%. there is nothing, and about the commonwealth floor at this convention. virginia has a prime spot on the floor and is on the tip of everyone's tongues. >> we value virginia. >> virginia is a very important state. >> 124 riled up delegates, past and present from both sides are all trying to sway the un move to could make the difference in the old dominion >> i wake up pinching myself saying a virginia is in play again. >> he will be on stage representing the interests of a wounded warriors. >> some people from northern virginia and others from around the country -- we feel much more comfortable with what president obama has done. >> if michelle obama did not
was hitting virginia with a visit by the candidate's wife. she held a rally in leesburg and spoke with rebecca cooper. we will have that interview a little bit later in the newscast. >> moving on to attitude being picked up at the ballpark. strasburg will be during his final home game of the season. he is preparing to take the mound tonight. autria has more on tonight's game. >> he hit the nail on the head when he said that the fan reaction is mixed. there is some excitement as they turn out to see him pitch in his final home game of the season. fans have now for five months this day was coming as they announced they would be putting his health ahead of the playoffs. people knowing if they did not turn out tonight that they would have to wait until after spring training to see strasburg firing them off. there were not going to miss seeing him take the mound against the marlins tonight given that they saw his first pitch, so they could not miss his last. >> we waited half the night to see it. it was raining out there. then we went to hagerstown. we have seen him in a few different places. >> th
off today than when he took office. [ female announcer ] here in virginia, we're not better off under president obama. his defense cuts threaten over one hundred thirty thousand jobs lowering home values, putting families at risk. the romney plan? tax cuts for middle class families. north american energy independence. create over three hundred forty thousand new jobs for virginia. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approved this message. >> it checking out the news from around the nation, the mayor of trenton, new jersey is in federal custody after he was arrested after a two-year undercover investigation. this comes weeks after his home was raided. his time and office has been marred by financial problems. investigators say he was turning to extortion and real-estate deals to make money. >> thousands of chicago public school teachers are on strike and thousands of students were forced to stay home today. >> the strike started after contract negotiations broke down last night. >> chicago mayor, rahm emanuel had a message for the 25,000 stri
for the weekend. >> a good deal. let's move on to our vote 2012 coverage and battleground virginia. michelle obama began her day in richmond where she offered her families ofto the n libya. cans killed i she then headed to fredericksburg where she is now crowd at the large university of mary washington. we'll have more on the first lady's stop coming up at 6:00. meanwhile, the man who is trying over mrs. obama's has was and fairfax today. our senior political reporter was there. let's go to the newsroom with more on how he was received. it was a pretty good response. after a day of talking about the libya and some say day on the trail, to hisomney went back wheelhouse, jobs and the economy. a northern virginia welcome. thank you. think these numerous stops would at some but hittingrkill, long lines today form a romney is a challenge -- sure there are more like this one. a lot of my friends are obama supporters for sure. the under 30of romney is down less. a lot of the younger generation thinks more literally. d of poll hewhat kin it but if you think about going torices we're for the president's po
into the evening is when we will definitely be on storm watch. >> we are falling breaking news from virginia. authorities are investigating a murder-suicides that left two people dead and another with a gunshot wound. we do have a crew on the way. check back with us for more on the developing story. police are on an active scene in the district. there is a barricade situation going on. it is at 13th and congress. it involves an overnight shooting. the neighborhood is on lockdown. sam ford is live with the latest. >> i am in congress park in southeast washington. it remains on lockdown, as it has been since early this morning. police fire, and ambulance are on the scene as the swat team looks for shooting suspects. it started around midnight with another shooting in the neighborhood. a young male victim was seriously wounded by gunfire. police determined other young males were the shooters or knew something. they would not come out. the district police called in the swat team. the neighbors have been shut down since this morning. residents complained some people were trapped in their homes. s
spotted something from far away. hugh the bend on the virginia side, they move faster. hot on the rocks, they found the man's body. andf the river is powerful it is dangerous. >> despite the unpredictable he sees some members take a dip often. people having lunch say they did go in the water, but is not clear how long his body was on the rocks. >> it is dangerous. >> is treacherous. you have to be with a buddy. >> investigators are still out who thisure young man was. they did find some things here at the par without some belongings. a wallet, a set of keys. not sure that they belonged to the swimmer. haveming out, photographers gone too far. william and kate are suing a french magazine. >> the tavern islosing up shop neighborhoodast and we will tell you why. >> in the most professional way that she could. >> hear from the teacher she made the why decision. >> today's show of love and decision. >> today's show of love and support sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering sfx: sounds of marching band and crowd cheering so, i'm walking down the street, x: sounds of marching band and
: this cano's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for questn seven is a vote build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia. >> for a second time in one week, a rabid bieber has gone on attack in fairfax county. -- a rapid beaver. >> leslie ojeda is live -- stephen tschida is live. >> this park is very popular with small children, and saturday there were about one dozen right behind me and that is when it just jumped out of the water. a turtle moving through the green goo. a rabid beaver charged a group of small children and got very close to an four-year-old girl. he said it was big. >> i did hear screams. >> 82-year-old was on the dock when it jumped from the water. >> the beaver was on the pond. -- two-year-old
up at 6:00. >> president obama campaign in virginia beach today. he introduced a new campaign called a new account -- economic patriotism. economyns growing growing a strong middle-class. we have much more coming up on news including a brutal a local business. how police were able to figure the suspects. >> the scene of some unique animal attacks. from aboveoming down people watching the skies. of the biggest mysteries, where is jimmy hoffa's body? about thell you latest theory. putood news for people to eome mor >> the holidays are getting closer.nd >> it is hard to believe it is already here and that means the malls and the stores will give this year. news for the high unemployment rate. some 700,000 seasonal jobs are country.ss the suzanne kennedy has more on this coming just that is for the holidays. >> already the stores are taking applications. more than 600,000 got temporary employment year even more will be for the holidays. what consumers may not be for the shopping season, retailers are getting ready. wal-mart, toys r us as they are theirng to increase seasonal help over la
puts this look out out there. wants you to call 911 if you a 2003 buick century with virginia tags. inside could be camping and survival gear. the other priority is to uncover a motive in this case. this appears to be a personal matter, not a professional one. important, police look at this information. they say they believe his car is loaded with survival equipment. continue to monitor this developing story. >> three women have been springfield in the past month. police believe -- insulted in past month.in the walking along when a man grabbed them. we have these details. >> this is pretty unnerving, happened inve all broad daylight. latest just yesterday in the crestwood neighborhood. us howtim shared with heralding it was. -- harrowing it was. just 17 years old, she is the latest victim. walking around 9:00 yesterday morning. >> i saw a shadow. he started to run away. >> fairfax county police believe has struck twice before of. september 18, 2:45 p.m., at he old girl.15-year- in september 7, he fumbled a 26- year-old woman. -- fondled a 26-year-old woman. >> does it make you nerv
right -- from a virginia where store -- dealing companies are with winds down. it has been a busy afternoon storms movedof through our area. it was windy and rainy when the of this mean have lost control in mclean. bev and hit a mailbox and tree slipping into the middle of the road. a fire in the middle of the street. that was the car and firefighters trying to hose it down. exploded one more time. police say the driver could saved from the burning wreckage. hi went down branches from the causing it to knock down a power line. motorists were concerned about the roadwayss on made driving difficult. ipate a bit. as it broke, i made a for the car. i don't recommend being out of fiat have to. people were caught in the caugh midafternoon down 4. >> it was all brain. carsouldn't make out the from 10 feet away. it was pretty crazy. if there is any good news out this, it is that the most storm moved of the got into thee we t of the evening rush hour. >> thank you. there is a crown the stoppage arriving at the airports. outages, there are about 25,000 customers without power. there are abo
in officials virginia to abute the rapid spread winter and rainy spring. >> a new costco in northeast washington is at the center of a tonight. ate who well, the initially are now opposed to the plant to build a super gas station. concern in this neighborhood about traffic from new shopping center, but is proposing to station, there is a real outcry. the new costco is rising and suddenly, so is opposition. my biggest concern is the health issue. the discount chain has had spot for a decade but the proposal to build a make is recent. n my main concern is the flow the gas station will generate. to build the station, they the special permission from zoning board. fear crushing traffic. environmental concerns idling carsm the to fill up. exhaust, pollution -- those that neighboring gas fear them going out of business. costco has plenty of supporters. the district has some of the highest gas prices in the region. r monopoly in pc. bonds the vast majority of gas stations in the city. supporters say a mega station is just what consumers need. will cause other to bring their prices down as we
there are so few undecided virginia voters former governors allen and tim kaine are divided on taxes. >> lower taxes create more jobs. folks are earning as little as $17,000 a year. >> they are polar opposites on everything from medicare to marriage. >> marriage should be between one man and one woman. >> relationship should be treated equally under law. >> allen stayed on. bringing almost every argument back to jobs even when asked about gay rights are how to when women voters. >> women, mothers that i talk to, whether they are married or unmarried, care about jobs and the economy. >> women are more than half of this economy. >> even the fallout is up for debate. >> who would be undecided now? people tell me and they know george allen. >> both sides are denouncing them. george allen said democrats were part of the survey. >> 2012 coverage continues tonight at 6:00. president obama and mitt romney spent time in another battleground state. that is all coming up tonight at 6:00. >> we have some breaking news coming in right now from the district. there is a shooting in southeast washington last
. there is that bad you can get an idea of how it is coming out of the mountains of west virginia. really into this dry air that we have. we will see some clouds over night tonight, but tomorrow, temperatures will be really soaring into the 80's. early this morning out and leesburg, it was a cold morning out there, 38 degrees. the temperature in many areas has risen by more than 30 degrees. but that these morning low temperatures -- look at these morning low temperatures. this overall pattern beginning to shift more to our south with a southerly breeze. here is our hyper local futurecast. as they go through early tomorrow morning, look at the difference from the temperature. temperatures early tomorrow morning will be into the 60's. as we go to the day that southerly breeze continues with warm air. temperatures tomorrow afternoon i think, will be close to 85 degrees. especially for you folks down and around fredericksburg. almost 90% of the day will be shower-free. tomorrow night and into early thursday, there is the risk of a few scattered showers. anything would be light for the most pa
are everywhere. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to s stop question seven. they don't want competition. the e washington post wrote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own bottom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when you see these ads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not maryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools. vote for question seven. trade has to wk for america. that means crack down on cheaters like china, it means open up new markets. next, we've got to balance the budget. you've got to cut the deficit. you've got to stop spending more money than we take in. and finally, champion small business. have tax policies, regulations, and heahcare policies that help small business. we put those in place; we'll add twelve million new jobs in four years. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >> let's talk about the emmys last night. >> the biggest winner in all of this. winner isgest showtime. will have to subscribe to what they are talking about. "h
virginia has dried out just a little bit around here. looking at the live super doppler radar, areas shaded in red, st. mary's county, you have a flash flood warning until 5:45. earlier downpours from our earlier this afternoon causing some probl most of the rain has ended at least for the time being. we do have more rain on the way but so far today about seven tenths of 1 inch in alexandria. about one-quarter of an inch in woodstock and in annandale. taking a look at the forecast for this evening cloudy skies, maybe a little sunshine and we have a little bit of sunshine as we speak in arlington. isolated thunderstorms possible, with temperatures falling into the 70's. the rest of the holiday weekend forecast and beyond, and if you like rain and like clouds you will be happy, over the next few days. >> all right, steve thank you. well the democratic national convention is about to kick off but first, what can you expend from charlotte? >> the election is just two months away. and they must now make an impression. last week, it was mitt romney having a time to shine. now, president obama is
will count on these folks, delegates like the ones from virginia heading back to the neighborhood to spread the message. >> yes you can be involved. yes, you can have this. >> a professor at shenandoah university. >> it is important to push for this. >> this is what got them here. the previous focus tonight. a keynote speech from a rising star and, of course, the headliner, michelle obama. admittedly this means somehow energizing the less than enthused with a small group of undecideds. >> the red states and the blue states together. everybody knows, those that are truly undecided, there is no way that they do that for barack obama. >> and one thing they hope to win over voters is, they say, they claim this is the most open and accessible in history by making the first and last night's free and open to the public. >> in florida, it is neck and neck. back to you. >> ok, gordon and scott, thanks to both of you. we will see you later. and costing millionsto plan, taxpayers pick up part of the tab. they spent $18 million in tax dollars, and now, it is the democrats' turn. they are using tax dol
to middle-class america are just...tough...tough lu. a west virginia casino spending a fortune... to stop question seven. the washington post wrotote the casino behind the ads is... "most concerned with its own boom line." and the baltimore sun says it "doesn't have maryland... taxpayers' interests at heart." so when n you see the adads remember... they're about what's good for west virginia's casino... not ryland. vote for maryland jobs and schools.s. vote for question seven. theore changes coming to taxicabs. >> once this of the company says could put them out of business. >> it has become an alternative taking a cab in d.c. uber is a service you can call your smartphone. >> it is super convenient. it also means competition to d.c. cabdrivers. already embroiled in a heated debate over regulations, the taxi commission proposed this set of new rules. companies need a minimum of 20 vehicles. provide printed receipt. dispatch services need to have space in d.c. >> it is ridiculous. cabs did you ever see that is blank anyway. >> uber ceo said -- support is not just coming from customers. mic
life in a federal prison instead of the one in virginia where he is serving six life sentences. he and his partner terrorist the d.c. area 10 years ago killing 10 people in sniper attacks. mohammad was executed in 2009. >> it will not be available till friday but some people are trying to sell a fake iphone 5's. no word on how many people bought the phony phones. police plan to hold a news conference tomorrow. >> it is the star that havehas everyone dancing but the dance cost some lifeguards their job. >> yeardley love's mother sits down to talk about the trail that read this area. >> in [ male announcer ] this is america's manufacturing when president obama took office. this is china's. underbama, we've lost over half a million manunufacturing jobs and for the first time china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped d china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama: failing to stop cheating. failing amer
in the district maryland, and virginia on the lookout for flooding. >> steve rudin joins us with a first look at what to expect. >> we are tracking the remnants of isaac. quiet and dry around the beltway. toward baltimore and aberdeen, that is where we are seeing a few showers at this time. they will stick around for the evening hours, similar to last night. we will see pop up clusters of heavier downpours throughout the overnight hours and into the day tomorrow. look at these rain totals from yesterday. almost 3.75 inches at children's hospital in the district. over 1.5 inch in woodstock. the forecast for the remainder of this evening shows temperatures falling into the 70's. we will eventually see over
speak are learning to speak with the help of forces. the northern virginia riding association. >> there is a special place. >> good morning. >> where special children can spread their wings and fly. >> ok, tell us. >> is there is no ordinary therapeutic -- this is no ordinary therapeutic riding program. >> it is motivating for the kids. much better than sitting in a therapy room. >> to help the children with their language and cognitive skills, she must strengthen their muscles and motor skills and that is where the horses come in. >> you have to have balance and motor planning. >> my daughter has low muscle tone. pet -- makes speech and fine motor difficult. >> michael never got excited about going to therapy until this program. >> without the many volunteers, three for every rider this program would not be possible. >> can you believe the smiles? for more information log on to wjla.com. if you have any ideas for a story, drop as an e-mail. >> they seem so happy. that is great. thank you. >> mcdonald's goes vegetarian? >> i do not find it necessary. >> a local landmark that i
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